We aim to provide a student-centred, friendly and positive service: we will always treat you with dignity and respect and will strive to understand the difficulties you are experiencing whatever their nature. Be assured that all the information you give our team, in relation to your disability, will be treated in the strictest confidence and will only be shared with other University departments if you give us written permission.
For reasons of privacy and confidentiality, we are unable to discuss your disability or the nature of your support with your relatives or other concerned parties; although, we can answer general questions about the provision available at the University.
You may be wondering whether to disclose your disability to us because you are concerned that your issues may become common knowledge. To put your mind at rest, we can assure you that all your details are kept in the strictest confidence and we always seek written permission from you if we need to pass on information outside of our team. Detailed descriptions of your condition are not passed on, only study-related adjustments (e.g. exam arrangements) which will help you to overcome the effects of your disability on your education. Information will only be passed onto other departments on a need to know basis.
You will need to provide evidence both for your application for Disabled Students Allowance and also so that the University can provide support to minimise the effects of your disability on your studies:-